Remember, remember, the 5th of November

What a frustrating weekend it’s been so far, bonfires aside. Not only has it been absolutely brassic, it’s been raining lots too here in Harrogate.

Saturday was supposed to be dry however showers in the late morning / early afternoon put paid to my initial biking plans. I eventually got out late afternoon by when it was super cold and the back roads weren’t for drying. Managed about 30 miles on the Street Triple either side of a cheeky McDonalds at Knaresborough business park (I was hank marvin).

The Street Triple continues to perform faultlessly and my riding is improving each time I go out, although my confidence was a little knocked on the back roads between Boroughbridge and Knaresborough with all the leaves and residual dampness limiting my building enthusiasm for retaining cornering speed.

I guess we’ve been lucky so far this winter with October being relatively mild. I even managed to do my first commute into Leeds last Monday which was great – being able to filter through the queues from Scott Hall Road up to the Ring Road was a revelation.

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I had hoped to get out again today (Sunday) however every time it looked like the roads were drying the heavens opened again and I breathed a deep sigh. Still, it’s given me more time to spend looking at and researching bikes on the t’interweb so truly ‘every cloud’ does have a silver lining so to speak.

Well that’s it for now, bikes tucked up for another weekend. Lets hope the mild spell returns in time for next weekend.

Cool Bikes of Harrogate

#streettriple #ducati #bikes #harrogate

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